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Humanities Center Public Lecture: Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen will present a lecture on marginalized communities. 

Part of the Humanities Center's "Communities" series. 

Gessen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014, and became a staff writer in 2017. Gessen is the author of nine books, including The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award in 2017; and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.

Gessen has written about Russia, autocracy, L.G.B.T. rights, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump, among others, for The New York Review of Books and the New York Times. On a parallel track, Gessen has been a science journalist, writing about aids, medical genetics, and mathematics; famously, Gessen was dismissed as editor of the Russian popular-science magazine Vokrug Sveta for refusing to send a reporter to observe Putin hang-gliding with the Siberian cranes. Gessen is a visiting professor at Amherst College and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, a Nieman Fellowship, and the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Commentary. After more than twenty years as a journalist and editor in Moscow, Gessen has been living in New York since 2013.

Thursday, October 17 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Lectures and Talks

Audience

General Public

Tags

humanities, diversity

Cost

Free

Group
Humanities Center
Contact Phone or Email

(585) 276-8709 or humanities@rochester.edu

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